Stanley Staco reports a guy grabbed a bunch of cigarette packs at the Budget Mart, 229 Florence St. and pulled a knife when the clerk asked him to pay for them, around 6 p.m., Saturday.
Boston Police report officers investigating why a car was parked facing the wrong way on Cornell Street at Colberg Avenue Friday afternoon wound up arresting the driver on gun charges and his passenger on drug charges.
Police say that when the officers approached the car around 3:45 p.m., the two people inside were "moving in such a way as if to suggest or indicate either drug usage or a drug transaction."
A developer is proposing to replace the long closed Weld American gas station at Weld and Centre streets with a four-story building housing 18 market-rate condos and retail space.
Nearby residents will get their first look at the proposal for the roughly 1/3-acre lot at a community meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the E-5 police station in West Roxbury.
The project will need approval from the BRA.
The current listed owner of the property is Niakaros Realty Trust of Westwood.
UPDATE: Pooh, alleged car thief, both found.
Tremont Credit Union, 10 Corinth St., around 2:15 p.m., by a black male, thin, about 20, 5'10" in a gray jacket - and pants that he had to hold up to keep from falling down. He said he had a gun. Ran down Corinth towards Washington Street.
Went out this morning to run the kidlet up to her bus stop and there was one of John Henry's little Globe Direct poop bags filled with stuff we don't want that stupid John Henry seems unable to stop his minions from fouling our street with. And it's not to be confused with the bright red Globe Direct bag that disappeared into the snow on our front porch in January or February only to recently reappear like some of the steaming dog waste that it's only marginally better than.
Dominick Revell, 43, was released on $500 bail today at his arraignment on charges of OUI, fourth offense, possession of both heroin and cocaine and driving without a license, after an incident in the drive-thru lane at the American Legion McDonald's last night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The Globe reports on whistleblower lawsuits by two former employees of the Cooperative Bank, based in Roslindale, alleging malfeasance by bank officials - in particular, hiring a dentist with no banking experience as president and then, when that didn't work out, hiring a new president who used employee checking accounts for cashing large numbers of personal checks.
Roslindale Village Main Street reports a pair of Roslindale residents have signed a letter of intent to open a Craft Beer Cellar in the rehabbed trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway - the same building where Chris Douglass, owner of Tavolo and Ashmont Grill in Dorchester, plans to open a restaurant.
City parks officials and a design firm last week showed off renovation plans for the Fallon Field playground that would include Roslindale's first playground spray deck and a "secret garden" in a layout that spreads across two levels on the park's hillside.
Steve McGaff built the igloo outside his Congreve Street home; his wife decorated it. The Globe takes us on a tour.
The landlord for the new FitChoice 24/7 health club on Washington Street goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to let the facility live up to its name and actually operate around the clock.
The fitness business, which replaced the Sugar restaurant and bakery, already advertises it's open 24 hours - although staffed only for 12 hours on weekdays - but it turns out you need zoning permission to actually never close.
The board's hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 40 Florence St. did an estimated $200,000 in damage and went to two alarms.
Fire and electrical investigators are still working on determining the cause and initial location of the fire, reported around 3:30 p.m.
Prescient drivers who brought long books with them had plenty of time to catch up this morning. Hyde Park Avenue into Forest Hills was, once again, a complete mess. It was joined this morning by the West Roxbury Parkway and Arborway/Jamaicaway where delays stretched way back, in turn causing a backup on Walter Street that extended all the way to Henry's, where, at least, motorists could stop for a candy bar and a lottery ticket.